I recently learned of BBC’s film The Secret World of Haute Couture which follows key haute couture customers as they visit Paris to see the runway shows and shop for dresses that can cost up to $100,000 each. What can drive a person to spend over $100,000 on one dress?! Socialites like Daphne Guinness, Becca Cason Thrash, Betsey Bloomingdale, and Carroll Petrie, show off selections of their wardrobes and give their thoughts on buying this supposed new “form of art”.

The film exposes why these women are prepared to spend so much money and what this world is like behind closed doors.